It’s the Festival of Lights and an opportunity to welcome in health, wealth and lots of auspicious blessings to you and your home. But how can you Celebrate Deepavali in Singapore this year? Keep reading to see how you can be part of the festivities!
1. Clean your Surroundings!
An integral part of deepavali is to clean your home environment to welcome health and wealth in the new year. Use this opportunity to finally organise your home office or spruce up your room. Very similar to the concept of a spring clean, re-organise your belongings and get rid of clutter and items you no longer need. You should always try to donate and recycle whatever you can.
2. Give Back!
After cleaning your surroundings, take the time to see what you can sustainably donate to your community and those in need. Spend some time creating donation packs and usher in the festivities of Deepavali by giving back to your community. Volunteer or donate at food banks, community centres and charities. You can look at Food from The Heart, The Salvation Army and Families for Life to get involved!
3. Rangoli Art
Rangoli is a form of art created using coloured powders or loose flowers, often with intricate and beautiful designs of gods, flowers and geometric shapes. Create some beautiful art at your doorstep. You can do this sustainably with old flowers, or food powders in your kitchen!
Every year on Deepavali, you may see and hear the crackers of celebration. Why not take part this year? Light one or two fire sticks at your window or balcony! Be sure to do it safely and responsibly.